FSHud - Air Traffic Control
Available for MSFS and Prepar3D v4 and v5, and v6!
Air Traffic Control - Reimagined!
Not just your normal ATC! Imagine an Air Traffic Control system where your aircraft, and every aircraft you see in the world around you, is under ATC control... This is FSHud - Air Traffic Control. All traffic in your simulator is part of the air traffic control experience that is provided by the high-performance, load-balanced engine.
FSHud is a true manager of air traffic - not just a voice of an Air Traffic Controller. Manage your flight plan and communications with ATC through an advanced, yet easy to use, simulator-integrated panel. It's all done in accordance with aviation standards and regulations, with clearances and instructions given at the correct time.
All included voices are cloud generated and provided by Amazon Polly. No additional subscription is required.
MSFS Marketplace Compatiblity
FSHud - Air Traffic Control is now fully compatible with MSFS Marketplace encrypted scenery.
We've decided to prioritize MSFS Marketplace encrypted scenery support before releasing version 1.3. We are glad to announce that FSHud - Air Traffic Control version 1.2.55 or later can now read the MSFS Marketplace encrypted scenery. FSHud now supports any 3rd party MSFS compatible airport without any limitations.
Real Skies, Real Traffic
FSHud is in complete control of all the air traffic within the simulator, whether it is on the ground or in the air. The system plans and manages the flow of air traffic and handles all of the communication between the aircraft and the applicable controller. This sets the stage for a simulated lifelike flight experience, where ATC knows what each aircraft is doing (including your own) and acts accordingly - just as a controller should! You even have traffic separation in the air and on the ground, and aircraft go-arounds!
With FSHud, the experience is not as simple as what we have all been used to for so many years. The entire scope of how ATC and AI traffic works can now be looked at in a different way. All the traffic in FSHud - Air Traffic Control must make sense from an ATC point of view. In the past you could populate an airport and skies with many aircraft, and it would look great, but that does not mean they could all be sequenced and spaced according to real world standards. FSHud looks at the ATC component first. If you see an aircraft in FSHud, you know it is part of the system that also affects your aircraft.
Air Traffic Management
Air traffic is monitored during your flights through the various ATC sectors. Our system is based on an aircraft's scheduled departure and arrival times, as well as the current situation enroute. FSHud will forecast any potential conflicts that might arise and adjusts flight parameters for the applicable air traffic.
As aircraft are maneuvered - from block-off to block-on - FSHud acts and thinks like an ATC, making sure that the correct separation is maintained between all aircraft at all times. Whether it is on the ground, within an airport control zone, or if you are enroute to your destination. FSHud is in complete control of the traffic which is, in essence, injected back into the simulator. Each aircraft instructed by ATC within the simulator always using the correct terminology and adhering to applicable flight patterns and norms.
The air traffic management and ATC functionality in FSHud work in tandem to create a more true flight experience… An experience where the ATC knows what the air traffic is doing at all times, has already planned for what needs to happen, and can act accordingly. An experience where a received clearance is in accordance with what a pilot would expect while flying the specific aircraft in the real world, at the specific moment, and at the specific point of the flight.
Because FSHud - Air Traffic Control controls each AI aircraft as if it was your own, we now include an advanced "AI Tuner" that allows you to fine tune traffic to best fit your PC and environment. We believe this AI tuning system to be a real game-changer as it helps you enjoy a real ATC traffic environment with the best performance possible.
The FSHud panel - which can be opened, closed, and minimized during flight - houses your ongoing conversation with ATC. You have access to all prior ATC communications, as well as the ability to choose what next to communicate to ATC.
For your convenience, and for the safety of your flight, routine tasks such as position reporting and switching comm channels are automatically handled by FSHud - empowering you to focus on flying. FSHud acts as your co-pilot in the handling of the radios!
The ability to simultaneously listen to two channels, and the ability to raise and lower the volume of each of them individually is an example of the level of detail and attention put into the FSHud system. You can also fine-tune the effects that are applied to the audio, with advanced sound-processing logic provided by a professional TV sound engineer.
Advanced, yet easy to use. All-encompassing, yet easy to understand. The FSHud panel takes the complex aspects of flight management and ATC communication and visualizes them in a simple, yet comprehensive way.
The menu within FSHud adapts to the current situation - always tailored to what is needed for each part of the flight. The ongoing ATC conversation, with its applicable action items, is available on all legs of your flight. Here the aviator can see the flight's progress , quickly gaining the insights needed to make necessary adjustments for an on-time arrival.
As with all flights, you'll need to submit your flight plan to ATC. In this case ATC is FSHud. It's easy, and just like a real-world ATC, FSHud will use your submitted flight plan to coordinate your route through the airspace. With intuitive controls and input options, submitting a flight plan is an easy process. But "easy" doesn't necessarily mean "basic" either. FSHud caters to even the most advanced user, while still offering "quick start" options for those wanting to get airborne in no time, whether handled manually or via the import of a SimBrief flight. You can input the departure and arrival airports, and FSHud will create a route for you using the applicable waypoints, including SIDS, STARS, and transitions. However, the advanced user can input an entire route - waypoint by waypoint, leg to leg - and FSHud will use that custom flight plan.
FSHud can utilize your Navigraph data subscription to stay current with the latest navigation data, and import SimBrief flights automatically. An outdated version of this data is included in case you do not have an active Navigraph subscription, and you will still get realistic flights.
You actually hear different voices during your flights. Numerous voices are included, and more are planned.
IFR Flying only
The first release of FSHud - Air Traffic Control is for IFR flights only. As we grow FSHud, we plan on VFR flight capabilities.
For MSFS, Prepar3D v4, v5, and v6
Now compatible with MSFS (Microsoft Flight Simulator), and Prepar3D v4, v5, and v6. One download covers them all! Note that some features may differ in the MSFS version due to differences in the simulator API's.
Optional: Beta Channel
We have opened the beta channel for all users if you want to test all the cutting edge new features. The BETA channel version (when available) will be an option in the Flight1 Agent Library. Important: Only download BETA versions if you understand that this is a testing version of the latest features, and you should only use this version if you are accustomed to using beta software.
System Requirements and Information:
PC capable of running MSFS, Prepar3D v4 or v5 adequately.
i7-4790K or better, 32GB Ram recommended.
1-2 GB of disk space (note that this will increase as more voices are added/cached)
Internet connection required! FSHud - Air Traffic Control requires cloud connectivity in order to operate. Note that cloud availability will remain for at least 1-year after the product has reached end of development and is no longer sold.